Escambia County had seven new positive COVID-19 cases reported on Sunday. DOH Escambia entered 237 new test results — 3% were positive. Last week (May 10-16), Escambia County added 48 cases out 2,213 test results added to the Merlin system – 2.3% positive percentage. The county had two additional deaths.
Also promising, the weekly counts for ED visits for influenza-like illness and COVID-like illness were down last week, according to FDOH.
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Killing Our Oldest Residents
Rebecca Woolington and Connie Humburg of the Tampa Bay Times report in Florida, 83% of those who’ve died of the COVID-19 virus were over 65 years old. One in four people over 85 with a confirmed infection has died.
FDOH reports that 15 of Escambia deaths were tied to long-term care facilities – 75%.
The FDOH daily reports gives us a list of the 20 deaths – 19 are over 65 (95%).
52: 1 5%
65-69: 1 5%
70-79: 5 25%
80-89: 7 35%
90-95: 6 30%
Tentative High Graduation Dates
The Escambia County School District has released a tentative graduation schedule. Three dates have been reserved for each school’s graduation ceremony pending approval by state and local authorities. The final date and time of graduation for each school will be determined and published as soon as possible.
June 23, July 14 or July 27
- Tate High School
- Northview High School
- Pine Forest High School
- West Florida High School
June 24, July 15 or July 28
- Pensacola High School
- Escambia High School
- George Stone Technical College/Escambia Virtual/Success Academy/Camelot
- Washington High School
Santa Rosa County
All dates are pending Santa Rosa County School Board approval on June 4.
June 19-20, July 16-17 and July 29-30 at Pensacola Bay Center
- Pace High School 11 a.m.
- Navarre High School 2:30 p.m.
- Gulf Breeze High School 6 p.m.
June 23, July 14 or July 31
- Jay High School in the gym at 5 p.m.
- Central High School 7 p.m. in the gym.
June 18, July 14 or July 28
- Milton High School at 8 p.m.
McDonald’s Nixes Drink Fountain
Yahoo Finance reports McDonald’s is closing its customer-operated soda fountain. Read more.
Community Health’s New Video
Sandra Donaldson, Director of Patient Engagement, and local pastors encouraging people to “Wait, don’t congregate.”